Anybody can regrip their golf clubs. You just need to have some tools. And having those tools obviously will help you re-grip a lot faster. And when it gets down to it, the other stuff is nice to have. There are only three things you really need. The first one being the solvent. You need the solvent to activate the tape to slip the grip on. The next thing you need, obviously, is a hook blade or a blade to cut that grip off. And the other thing is the two-sided tape that you need to secure the grip onto the shaft. So, that being said, if you have those three elements, you can re-grip a golf club. Okay, so the first thing you have to do is remove your golf grip. Obviously, it’s going to be slick and worn out, and that’s the reason you’re going to need to take it off. So the way to remove a golf grip is simple. Get the hook blade, and cut away from yourself with the blade. So if you slip, you never going to hit anybody or yourself. And you want to make sure that the people around you are clear so they can’t get hit if you suddenly slip.
Simply put the hook blade underneath the mouth of the grip, make sure that it’s seated under there, and then you simply push away. Right? Use the pressure just to push away. It’ll start to cut the rubber, and you run it up the shaft.
Now it’s a mistake a lot of people make. They just simply put some two-sided tape over the existing tape that was underneath the grip. That’s the wrong thing to do because you’ll end up getting a grip that’s a lot bigger than what you anticipated.
The next technique is to use a flat razor, and you scrape off the tape, it’s like you’re peeling an apple. It takes a little bit longer, but again, it works.
And the important piece here is to make sure that that clubface is lined up square. And this is critical if you’re installing a ribbed golf grip. So the first thing we do is make sure that the tape is measured out the correct length. You don’t want to have it too long or too short. Measure it the exact length of the grip. Now you need to have a little bit of overhang when you put the tape on. But this will ensure that there’s no tape hanging out the end of the grip when you’re finished. So you leave about a half of inch of overhang over the shaft, that you can see right there. Install the two-sided tape, make sure it’s smoothed out, there’s no wrinkles or bubbles. And you wind up that tape at the end, and you just shove it at the end of the shaft. So now the two-sided tape is installed correctly, and you can put your grip up next to it to see that, once the grip is installed, there will be no overhang.
So the next step is to apply the solvent over the two-sided tape. And this is one of those things where you want to make sure you use enough solvent. You can never use enough solvent because if you get it stuck halfway on, that’s when the problems arise, and you have to cut the grip off. So you just make sure that the two-sided tape is coated. Use a lot of solvents there. You can never use enough. And then you put the solvent on the inside of the grip. Make sure that your finger covers up the hole at the end of the cap. Swish around the solvent in there. Make sure it coats the inside of the grip. You take your finger off of the hole and pour more solvent over the two-sided tape.
When you put this on, you want to put it over the mouth of the grip, and then you want to be quick installing it. Use some pressure there. Install the grip the whole way. Make sure that it’s seated correctly there.
Make sure that it’s seated correctly at the end camp, and there’s no movement, the end cap’s not swimming around. Make sure that the alignment guides, the logo, the texture is all perpendicular to the clubface. Make sure that the finished length of the installed grip is equal to a Free State grip. And one more thing is you give it a few pounds on the ground to make sure that that cap is seated correctly. Then you can simply wipe off any excess adhesive or solvent, and you’re done.
You should regrip either once a year or every 40 rounds, whatever comes first, to be properly fit.